Omnipresent iPods: Classroom distraction?

Aug. 21, 2008
Some colleges handing out devices to students

Taking a step that professors may view as a bit counterproductive, some universities are doling out Apple iPhones and Internet-capable iPods to students. While schools emphasize its usefulness — online research in class and instant polling of students, for example — a big part of the attraction is, undoubtedly, that the iPhone is cool and a hit with students. The losers, some fear, could be professors. They practically beg a user to ignore the long-suffering professor struggling to pass on accumulated wisdom from the front of the room.

To read The New York Times article, click here.

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